Dangerous 5 Min. Choc. Cake Recipe

by Jenn on January 29, 2009

in Desserts,Gluten Free


Ok I normally don’t post stuff that isn’t healthy or that is so quick, but this is definitely awesome.  I got this from some newlywed friends(though no idea who originally created it), and believe that I can easily adapt it for a gluten free kid given a try or two:



4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, and mix again.Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

Goes ESPECIALLY well with vanilla ice cream, and I bet some strawberries too.


I created a gluten free 5 min choc. cake!!!!

Need 5-6 tbs of flour instead if you do it this way, however if you just use an all purpose GF flour I’ve found that 4tbs total with a pinch of baking powder should work fine.

Use 1/4 tsp xantham gum
2 tablespoons rice flour
1 tablespoon tapioca flour
1 tablespoon potato starch
1 tablespoon soy flour
1/4 tsp baking powder

Next time I will cut to less soy flour and more tapioca I think will make the flavor better, but it gets Ryan’s approval!! I kept adding flour until the mixture looked more like cake batter, so the exact total is unknown.  I bet all purpose gluten free baking flour would work well too.  Texture was spongey chocolately and cake-like, just like cake should be!


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